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The two most popular channels on YouTube continue to flip-flop with each other in our weekly ranking of the most-viewed channels on the world’s top video platform. This week, it was a record-setting children’s animation studio that returned to the chart’s top position, thus breaking up a multi-week resurgence from its primary competition for the number-one spot.
Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes is still short of the weekly viewership it received a month ago, when it became the first YouTube channel to ever receive more than one billion views in a single week. But even if it is short of its ten-digit high-water mark, Cocomelon is back to #1 in our global Top 50 chart, thanks to a seven-day period in which it received 989.1 million views and saw its traffic jump by 20% week-over-week. T-Series, the Indian entertainment juggernaut that topped our ranking last week, fell back to #2, even though it received 880.3 million weekly views and saw its own viewership rise by 6% over the previous measured period.
Kids Diana Show was the only channel in the top five to maintain the same position it held last week. The American family vlog, which picked up 585.5 million views over seven days, remained the #3 most-watched channel in the world, though a gap of nearly 300 million views has opened up between Kids Diana and T-Series.
Two Indian channels supplanted two American channels for the final two spots in the top five. Zee TV, riding a 30% week-over-week viewership increase, picked up 546.8 million weekly views and bumped Like Nastya from 4th place down to 6th. SET India, owned by Sony, earned 533.4 million views this week and relegated last week’s #5, Vlad and Niki, to 7th.
What’s the name of the latest K-pop outfit to find its way into our global Top 50?
The South Korean girl group, whose members go by the mononyms Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa, was the 31st-most viewed channel on YouTube this week, thanks to 143.9 million weekly views and a seven-day traffic increase of 119%. Boosted by these big numbers, Blackpink jumped all the way from 125th place up to its current perch.
For YouTube channels tied to pop groups, that sort of increase usually accompanies the release of a new music video, but what makes Blackpink’s rise so impressive is that the group’s new video, for the song “How You Like That,” isn’t due out until June 26. Instead, it was teaser content related to the video that drove the Korean hitmakers into the top 50. Fans also flocked to the “prologue” episode of a new docuseries, 24/265 with BLACKPINK, which will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the quartet and its members.
With all this excitement surrounding Blackpink, don’t be surprised if the group places even higher in the Top 50 next week. We can only assume that the release of the official “How You Like That” video will cause quite a splash among K-pop fans, who are now well known to carry a lot of clout.
Here’s a breakdown of the Top 50 Most Viewed channels this week in terms of their countries of origin:
United States: 15 channels in the Top 50.
India: 12 channels in the Top 50.
Argentina, Brazil, Canada, The Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, and United Kingdom: 2 channels in the Top 50.
Colombia, Indonesia, Jordan, Mexico, Romania, Russia, Spain, Turkey, and Vietnam: 1 channel each in the Top 50.